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CPD resources

Information about what counts as CPD, examples of CPD and how to record on your online account.

What you need to do

CPD is an important part of our professional standards which aim to improve public safety and confidence in social work.

How to record CPD (video)

You must record CPD on your online account to meet our registration renewal requirements.

Validation assessment

On 5 January 2021, we will randomly select 2.5% of social workers for validation assessment.

Failed to record valid CPD

Information for people who applied to renew their registration but did not record any valid CPD by 30 November 2020.

What counts as CPD?

You should always be looking for ways to improve your practice so you can provide the best possible support.

Advice for social workers who are not in direct practice

We recognise that many social workers on our register do not directly offer social work support, or do not have a caseload.

CPD examples

Your CPD should be personal to you and your practice. These examples should not be viewed as best practice.

Top tips for recording CPD

A quick guide to recording your CPD to help you get the best out of your CPD and to prepare for registration renewals.

CPD guidance (PDF)

Download our guidance on CPD.

The CPD standard

Our professional standard relating to CPD (standard 4) sets out what you need to do to maintain your registration.

CPD blogs

Latest CPD news, including guest blogs from social workers and a top tips guide for recording CPD.

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